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Zeitgeist Media Festival 2012 echoes “Power of Art” , “Power of Heart” a late Sixties protest spirit

August 6th, 2012 · 2 Comments

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          By Casey Kehoe Hollywood, CA(Hollywood Today)8/6/12/—The famous Avalon Ballroom on Vine Street in Hollywood, California was the host venue for this year’s second edition of the Zeitgeist Media Festival.   Six hundred and fifty attended the event in Hollywood. Satellite venues, as diverse as Australia, Ecuador and New York City showed a stream of the Hollywood show, while hosting their own live events.  Seven hundred pounds of food was donated at the Hollywood location alone, which was staffed by mostly volunteers. Volunteers using the motto “Power of Heart” and this reporter would add the “Power of Art” to inspire the people to action.   The whole vibe for this seven hour odyssey was reminiscent of a late sixties counter culture happening.  A genre that eventually became so popular it made it’s way onto Broad Cast TV in the guise of “Laugh In” and “The Smothers Brother’s Comedy Hour”. The program was remarkable for both it’s punctuality and it’s Sixties Protest Vibe.  In the early going folk singer Rob Herring sang a humorous ditty about the lack of labeling for GMO s, foods that have been modified genetically, that permeate our food supply.  Wearing a tee shirt that read GMO across the top and OMG across the bottom, the singer was backed by a slide show that hammered the message home.  Zeitgeist’s mission statement, “One Family Sharing One Habitat” was the theme of the evening. And so it went through the night, performer after performer, donating their talents to bridging Art and Activism, the key objective of the Zeitgeist Media Festival.  Comedy by Rick Overton, a short film by James Cromwell, a virtuoso performance by Lili Hayden, a quirky film about sheep longing for freedom, and a haunting Kabuki meets Jimi Hendrix set by Master Zero are available in the archives at www.zeitgeistmediafestival.org

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Andrés Delgado // Aug 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Amazing show!

  • 2 OneWorldCnsc // Aug 7, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Fantastic idea! Wish there was one a bit north east of Hollywood though. Toronto Zeitgeist anyone?

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